Identifying the next great charity ideas.
Only a small number of charities are amongst the most effective in the world. We continually profile and study these rare organizations, so that we can help launch more of them.
Our team conducts thousands of hours of research each year to identify the most exciting new charity ideas. We prioritize cost-effectiveness, impartial evidence, and exceptional levels of expected impact.
We publish detailed reports on the top 3-5 ideas for peer review and then recruit, train and fund aspiring entrepreneurs to bring them into reality.
TOP IDEAS TO START IN FEBRUARY-MARCH 2024 INCUBATION PROGRAM
Childhood vaccination reminders
An organization that sends SMS or voice messages to remind caregivers to attend their child’s vaccination appointments.
Mass media to prevent violence against women
A non-profit that produces and delivers educational entertainment content focusing on preventing intimate partner violence.
Influencing EU fish welfare policy through strategic work in Greece
An organization focused on improving fish welfare through corporate campaigning and policy work in Greece, aiming to influence animal welfare standards at the EU level.
Influencing key stakeholders of the emerging insect industry
An organization that provides information to relevant stakeholders on sustainability, environmental impacts, food safety concerns, and animal welfare issues related to insect farming.
Fundraising for animal advocacy
An organization focused on bringing new, counterfactual funding into the animal advocacy movement.
An organization providing teacher guides and other aspects of structured pedagogy to improve education outcomes in low-income countries.
OUR PAST REPORTS
To date, our research process has successfully identified 30 highly effective charity ideas across 5 vital cause areas.
We produce dozens of reports that inform our decisions about the top ideas for charities we should start. We publish them in open access to provide other researchers and organizations with useful data.
OUR RESEARCH PROCESS IN BRIEF
Our primary goal is to identify the most high-impact intervention opportunities. Our approach is to conduct increasingly deep rounds of inquiry into the ideas that survive each previous stage. Ideas that we can’t discredit move forward for further interrogation.
The process starts with inputs from across the NGO sector and academia where we collect and brainstorm hundreds of the most promising ideas worldwide per cause area.
Each idea then goes through a multiple-stage process to sort from the most to the least promising.
This process varies depending on the cause area we’re investigating in a given year and results in 3-5 ideas that we believe are exceptionally high value and plausible.
Learn more about our research process for a given year:
HOW TO DO RESEARCH THAT MATTERS
Research findings can change the world or be ignored entirely. In this talk, filmed at the EA Global conference, our Co-founder Karolina Sarek examines how to ensure your research is impactful and decision-relevant.